The New Year has just started to shower its blessings and auto market is one of the fortunate ones to get the favour. All the different car makers are preparing to introduce new vehicles in their lineup. 2016 will surely witness the debut of many new as well as facelifted cars, because this year there is the Auto Expo, that gives a chance to many carmakers to introduce their products and test their mettle. Sedans like any other cars are growing steadily in the market and Auto Expo is the absolute platform to introduce the new ones. So here comes the list of 5 most awaited sedans that are ready to be introduced in the year 2016.
Tata Zica Sedan
Tata Motors is all prepared to introduce the new Zica Sedan at the upcoming Auto Expo event 2016. The vehicle is based on Tata Zica hatchback and is expected to carry the same engine specifications as there in the sibling. The car shall be named as Sway and will be launched in many markets. In terms of design, the sedan will derive inspiration from the hatchback model and will have the competitive price tag as well.
Under the hood, the sedan will work on 1.2-litre petrol mill and 1.05-litre diesel engine, and is most likely to carry two drive modes, namely Eco and City..
Another sedan which is the most awaited one by the Volkswagen is the Ameo. It is the sub-4 meter sedan, which the car maker announced last month to be revealed at the Auto Expo 2016. Since the announcement, the car has been spied on many occasions and looks almost the same as the other hatch models. Expected price of the vehicle will be around INR 6 lac to INR 9 lac.
Mechanically, new Volkswagen Ameo will carry the 1.0-litre petrol mill that can generate power of 90 PS and torque of 140 Nm, while it will also get 1.2 litre TSI and 1.5-litre diesel along with DSG.
Honda City Facelift
Honda is all set to reveal the facelifted version of City sedan in the market. The new updated model will get some subtle cosmetic and feature upgrades for making it more up market. The new version will certainly give Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and others a run for their money. Expected price range of the car will be in between INR 8.5 lac to INR 11 lac.
Technically, Honda City facelift will carry forward the same powertrains, it will work on 1.5 litres V-TEC petrol and 1.5-litre turbo diesel mill.
Honda Accord Hybrid
Next in the list is Honda Accord, which will be conjuring up Hybrid avatar to place a fresh competition in this segment. New Accord will get sleek radiator grille, halogen lamps and LED DRLs, 17-inch alloy wheels and would fall within the price bracket of INR 30 lac and INR 34 lac.
Under the hood, Hybrid car will carry 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that can produce a power output of 141 and peak torque of 165 Nm. The engine will work in conjunction with 1.3 kWh lithium-ion battery to get this power output.
Chevrolet Cruze 2nd generation Facelift
Chevrolet is all prepared to introduce the 2nd generation model of Cruze sedan. The vehicle has already been revealed in the United States. This time around, the car will get a lot of upgrades, right from the front grille to the back and inside the cabin. The most notable addition is the new touchscreen infotainment that also supports Android Auto Apple CarPlay.
Mechanically, the Indian spec model is likely to get a 1.6-litre Ecotec diesel engine and will come mated to a manual transmission. New Cruze sedan will be about 68mm long and 25mm short as compared to the older version. As per the pricing, we can expect the car to be priced in between INR 15.5 lac to INR 18 lac.